Exciting New Product for Your Animals!

dohi Center for Well-being and I am excited to announce that we have partnered with a company, Marsyt, to help them in distributing an exciting new product for your equines, goats, and chickens!  Charlotte and I have been testing this product out for the past couple of months to be sure of its efficacy before we brought it to you. We have first-hand testimony of how it has changed our mule’s behavior and the way their digestion processes.  We are super excited to be be able to offer it to you!

What is it?

Triple Performance is a natural nutritional supplement produced from a unique fermentation process that provides optimal support for health and performance. It contains a complex of beneficial and bioavailable metabolites all delivered in a highly pallatable mini-pellet.  It offers Nutrition for Health and Performance.  It offers enhanced nutrient absorbtion for growing, improved performance for equines of all ages, promotes lower lactic acid levels in exercising equines, and reduced risk of colic by maintaining a higher pH in the hindgut.

How will it help my animals?

The best way to answer that question is to tell you how it helped us.  Mules utilize 31739968_1682459698456813_1020922462222680064_nnutrients differently than horses.  Donkeys and mules can utilize more mature, less digestible, more fibrous plant material than a horse. They are able metabolize their feed very efficiently. The donkeys’ efficient utilization of food makes them “easy keepers.”  Studies have shown that donkeys voluntarily consume much less forage compared to horses; 1.5% of body weight (BW) for donkeys compared to 3.1% of BW for horses. The donkeys heightened ability to digest low-quality forage has been likened to that of a goat. Mules are not quite as efficient as donkeys, but are much more efficient than horses.

Mules can be very sensitive and react oddly based upon their diet.  The following is an example:  There was a woman who rode a lot of trails and covered lots of miles with her mule.  This woman spent most days in the saddle, training him for events at a local mule days.  She was feeding him good alfalfa hay and some grain to keep his energy level up, as that is what she thought she should do.  She also added some grass hay.  By all accounts, it seemed like a good combination of feed for the type of exercise her mule was doing.

After her local Mule Days event, she found herself riding the mule less.  As a matter of fact, she only rode him a dozen times over the next few months. Once, fall hit, and it was a little cooler, she decided to go out on a nice trail ride.  However, her mule was acting up.  It seemed that behind every bush and every rock was a mule eater.  Once her mule found the first mule eater (a black rock behind the bush), he was snorting and going side ways down the trail and acting like he was going to be missing a leg before the ride was over. This was causing her to be on pins and needles the whole trail ride. About the time she would get relaxed again, her mule would find another mule eater. He would Jump sideways, run backwards and sometimes spin around. A normally sweet mule was acting very oddly and was creating trauma for both him and his owner.

The reason I bring this example up is that mules can be very sensitive to the types of 31732046_1682459868456796_27152001561264128_nfood they eat.  It is extremely important to make sure they are utilizing their nutrients to the best of their ability.  Charlotte and I decided to try this product out on Mulligan, Socks, and Lauren, our beautiful mules.  We noticed that they weren’t utilizing their nutrients effectively. They were eating more hay than usual and Mulligan wasn’t filling out like he should.  Their behaviors were also very spookish and guarded.  We were hoping that this might be the answer to calming them down and having a more stable mule on the trails.

We started putting a scoopful into their grain in the morning.  The first few weeks we saw that they were more playful with each other.  We also noticed a change in their diet.  They were eating less hay.  They were starting to utilize their nutrients better.  They seemed less spooked by every noise, and had more stamina.  Their muscle tone became better.  They were all in 31497056_1680091372026979_5214756390937034752_nall better mules.

31822976_1682460091790107_1694548487296778240_nThe final observation came when we were with them.  They were less likely to run and wanted to hang around with us more.  They became much easier to brush and to groom.  We had totally different mules!  We were sold!  We knew we had a product that could help all equines, including the mules!  Training a mule isn’t just about groundwork and saddle work.  It starts with their diet.  If their digestion is off or they are not utilizing nutrition effectively, they will be harder to train, often times resulting in the owner getting frustrated and selling the animal.  The good new is you don’t have to do that!  We can help you get back on the right track with your equine.

How do I learn more about it?

Go to http://www.tripleperformanceequine.com and discover how it can help you!

How do I order it?

Again, go to http://www.tripleperformanceequine.com.  Make sure you mention that you heard about it from us Drs. Timothy and Charlotte Test and dohi Center for Well-being!  You can also contact us directly and we will get you squared away!





Are you a business owner, manager, or executive?  Do you feel that your company or organization could benefit from learning more about how the inner dynamics and behaviors of your business?  If you or your organization would like to experience the type of accelerated learning in areas of team building, leadership and relationship development, then you have come to the right place.  Our Equine Assisted Learning Programs can help you quickly identify strengths, key issues, and how your company operates as a whole.

Mountain Mule Ranch Equine Facilitated Learning programs utilize the O.K. Corral Method of team building and leadership.  Authentic equine-assisted work honors and integrates natural horse and herd behavior as a model for human mental and emotional health using the equine-assisted philosophies developed by Greg Kersten, Founder of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Together with your organization, we provide a dynamic process of building leadership and self-awareness skills through interactions with the equines. Managers and leaders must have a strong team with good interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to resolve conflicts quickly.  Utilizing our program and interacting with the equines, team members are able to identify and repair maladaptive behaviors that impact trust and cooperation among the team.


Equine-assisted work honors the natural behavior of equines and herds.  Equines are skilled at keeping themselves safe and adept at survival; their natural behaviors are optimal for mental and physical health.  In many respects, humans have lost the instinct to keep themselves safe and healthy.  We entrust equines to show us the way back to health.  Work and observation in the equine world lends itself to extremely powerful metaphors into our own patterns, strengths, and the nonverbal messages we send out.  Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a field of practice based on the successes of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  We have learned that everyone can benefit from equine-assisted work – not just therapy clients.  EAL uses equine-assisted principles and exercises in a variety of “arenas” from corporate retreats, to church groups, personal coaching, parenting and family dynamics and more!


Awareness of how our equine counterparts respond (physically or mentally) to pressure (physical or emotional) and pain (physical or emotional) can give us insight into our own responses.  Do we know when we are feeling pressure versus pain?  Do we respond appropriately and healthfully?  Equines teach us how to evaluate and respond to the world around us.


Both aspects of life are essential, but not necessarily in equal parts.  Equines have mastered their individual balance between time at attention, and time at-ease. We learn to identify our own needs and imbalances, as well as those of the people around us. This simple, yet profound principle teaches us to be more effective communicators, business people, friends, and human beings.

Re-Circle Process:

New and unknown circumstances elicit a notable response from equines.  Typically physical, this response demonstrates a safe, measured, and therapeutic way for humans to confront the more fearsome aspects of life.  A mental metaphor can be made to signify the physical Re-Circle Process to optimize our way of perceiving and thinking about situations we encounter every day.


Equines provide both physical and emotional metaphors into our own behavioral patterns.  When do we push?  When do we pull?  Do we do one more than the other?  When do we push and when do we pull?  How does our pushing and pulling behavior affect others?

The Nonverbal Zones: 

Do you know what you are saying when you aren’t saying anything?  Equines make good use of their body language to convey the most basic and important messages to each other.  Humans do the same.  Sometimes what our mouths say is not in alignment with what our bodies say.  The nonverbal zones instruct us to be more effective communicators by aligning our verbal and nonverbal messages.


Through participation in our Equine Assisted Learning leadership programs, individuals will learn to:

  • Make choices and take actions based on courage and awareness
    verses automatic, ‘learned’ responses.
  • Develop trust in team members.
  • Develop tools that will help members handle uncomfortable or emotionally
    charged situations more efficiently.
  • Develop conflict resolution skills.
  • Overcome fears that might be limiting productivity.
  • Improve productivity, develop a sense of team, and foster partnerships.


The first step is to identify you or your team’s needs and how equines can help you to accomplish the mission and vision that you have set for yourself and your organization. Call 717-473-4980 or email the office to set up a time to talk about how our equine programs can provide you and your team the relationship building and leadership skills that you need to be successful.